We know that Kabir Sahib stayed with us, playing the role of a weaver in the Bhakti era 600 years ago. But who was He? Is Kabir Sahib a Sufi saint or what? Is Kabir a God? In this article, we will try to answer some questions like who is Kabir? Is He a poet or some supreme, divine? When did Kabir Sahib descend on earth? Did he leave this mortal world in his whole body? What was that mystery which has been scripted but remained unknown to the devotees? What is the meaning of Kabir? Where did Kabir Saheb live? And what did Kabir Saheb preach about God?
The following will be discussed. Let us start.
- The Biography of Lord Kabir
- The appearance of God Kabir
- The incarnation of Almighty Kabir
- Kabir is Almighty God Proof in All Holy Books
- Who was the Guru of Lord Kabir?
- God Kabir’s Audience to Great Men
- Miracles of Almighty God Kabir Sahib
- Lord Kabir’s Death - A Mystery
- Identification of A Complete Tatvadarshi Saint
- The Incarnation of Lord Kabir in Kaliyuga
To start with let us throw light on the Biography of Almighty Kabir.
The Biography of Lord Kabir
God Kabir is generally known to the masses as "Kabir Das", The Weaver Saint of Varanasi (Banaras or Kashi, India). The irony is that Supreme God Kabir himself appeared on this earth but came to be known as a "Das" (servant) to the world. He is such a master of trickery that no one could get his secret, bar a few like Guru Nanak Dev Ji (of Talawandi, Punjab), Dharamdas Ji (of Bandhavgarh, M.P.), Dadu Ji (of Gujarat) upon whom He Himself showered his grace and made them aware of His status. The Vedas are a testimony to this trait of the Supreme God (Rig Ved Mandal 10 Sukt 4 Mantra 6). In this mantra, Supreme God has been addressed as a "Taskar" (Smuggler), one who operates by cheating. Guru Nanak Dev Ji has also called him a "Thug", a cheat (Rag Siri Mehla Pehla, SGGS Page 24).
The Appearance of God Kabir
Kabir Sahib came in the Bhakti era i.e. in the medieval period of our history. His unique and valuable Kabir Vani/poetry is an invaluable treasure to the literary world. Many secrets are hidden in those poems/ Kabir Vani that are famous as Kabir Amrit Vani, what did Lord Kabir try to teach through his poems. We have been listening to Kabir Ji’s poems since our childhood days. One may wonder, then Who is Kabir? The poet / the saint whom the whole world calls a weaver is actually God who came in human form and gave true spiritual knowledge to his beloved souls. This has been proved in all the holy scriptures ie. pious Quran Sharif, pious Vedas, holy Bible, pious Guru Granth Sahib that Kabir is God.
Let us move ahead and know who were the parents of God Kabir when 600 years ago He descended in this mortal world? and where did Almighty Kabir descend?
Who were the Father and Mother of Kabir Sahib?
As stated in Vedas, Almighty Kabir is never born from a mother’s womb. He is self-proclaimed. He meets a childless couple who serve him by raising him in child-form. 600 years ago when Kabir Ji descended, Neeru and Neema, the childless couple who were weavers, brought Lord Kabir from Lehartala pond to their home and served him in child form. Kabir Sahib had chosen Neeru and Neema as their parents. This was a divine spectacle of Almighty Kabir Ji.
Let us do a deep analysis but first Who were Neeru & Neema?
Neeru and Neema- the father and mother of Kabir Sahib in Kaliyuga were both Brahmins initially, who were forcibly converted into Muslim religion as a result of the conspiracy of wicked and jealous Brahmins at that time. Brahman Neeru was known by the name Gauri Shankar and Neema was called Saraswati. They were worshippers of God Shiv. They used to narrate the glory of God Shiv from Shiv Puran selflessly to devout souls. They did not use to take money from anyone. They were such noble souls that if anyone used to give them any donation, out of it they used to keep whatever was sufficient for their survival and used to do Bhandara (provide a common meal) of the rest.
Other selfish Brahmins used to be jealous of Gauri Shankar and Saraswati because Gauri Shankar used to do Katha selflessly. He did not use to mislead devotees for the greed of money; as a result of which had become an object of praise. On the other hand, the Muslims came to know that Neeru-Neema does not have any Brahmin Hindu in support of them. They took advantage of this and forcefully converted them into Muslims. The Muslims sprinkled their water in their whole house and also poured it into their mouth; also sprinkled their water on all their clothes. At this, the Hindu Brahmins said that now they have become Muslims. From today onwards they do not have any relation with us.
Poor Gauri Shankar and Saraswati became helpless. The Muslims kept the man’s name as Neeru and the woman’s name as Neema. Previously, whatever donation they used to get they were running their livelihood, and whatever money was saved, they used to do a religious Bhandara from the remaining money. Now, even the donation stopped coming. They thought now what work shall we do? They installed a hand-mill and started working as weavers. At that time also after fulfilling their needs, they used to spend the remaining money in Bhandara. The Hindu Brahmins had prohibited Neeru-Neema from taking bath in Ganga. They used to say that now you have become Muslims.
Next, we will study; where did Almighty Kabir descend?
The Incarnation of Almighty Kabir
In Kaliyuga, Kabir Sahib had descended on the Lahartara pond in Kashi which was having water from the Ganges river. In the year 1398 ( Vikram Samvat 1455) or full moon day (Poornima) of the first month. When He came, at that time, sage Ashtanand Ji, a disciple of Swami Ramanand Ji, was meditating there and his eyes were dazzled by the bright light which dissolved in a lotus flower.
Let us study in detail.
- The appearance of God Kabir on a Lotus Flower
- Nurturing of God Kabir Saheb
The Appearance of God Kabir on a Lotus Flower
The water of Ganga, splashing through waves, used to fill a big lake named "Lahar Tara" in Kaashi city. It used to remain filled with very pure water. Lotus flowers were growing in it. In 1398 A.D. (Vikrami Samvat 1455) on a full moon day in the month of Jyestha (May-June), in Brahm-Muhurat (Brahm-Muhurat is approximately 1½ hours before sunrise), God Kabir (KavirDev) coming in bodily form from His Satyalok (Ritdhaam), acquiring a child form, became seated on a lotus flower in Lahar Tara lake in Kaashi city. Neeru and Neema were going to the same lake to take bath early morning in Brahm-Muhurat. A very bright mass of light (Parmeshwar Kabir Ji had come in form of a child with a very bright body; because of the distance, appeared only as a mass of light) came from above (from Satyalok) and became contained in the lotus flower, by which the entire Lahar Tara Lake started dazzling, and then going in one corner, it disappeared. One of the disciples of Ramanand Ji, Rishi Ashtanand Ji was seeing this spectacle with his own eyes.
Ashtanand Ji also used to go to a solitary place to take a bath every day. Sitting there used to do Jaap of the mantra which Gurudev had given and used to enjoy nature. When Swami Ashtanand Ji saw that such a bright light that even the eyes were dazzled, Rishi Ji thought that ‘whether it is some accomplishment of my bhakti or a deception’. Thinking this, to ask the reason, he went to his Gurudev.
Nurturing of God Kabir Saheb
Neeru Neema brought the child home after a bit of a discussion. Everyone in Kashi was amazed to see the beautiful face of Kabir Sahib. No one had seen such an attractive child earlier. People of Kaashi use to say, ‘we have never seen such a beautiful body, such a bright child before’. Kaashi’s men and women who came to see the child said that he appears to be some god. Someone said that he is some god among Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh. Brahma- Vishnu-Mahesh said that this is some power which has come from the upper loks. Everyone forgot to ask; where have you brought him?
Till approx 25 days, Kabir Sahib (in leelamay infant form) didn't eat anything, which made Neeru and Neema worried. Then they prayed to Lord Shiva to help them as they were devotees of Shiva. Shiva acquiring the form of a sage appeared, and Neema narrated her plight to the sage. On this, God Kabir Ji communicated with Lord Shiva and told him to ask Neeru to bring the maiden cow. Lord Shiva then asked Neeru to get a maiden cow. Neeru went and brought a maiden cow. Then as told by Lord Kabir, Shiva Ji patted on the cow and the cow started giving milk. That milk was consumed by Kabir Sahib. The testimony of this divine play has been mentioned in the Vedas (Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 1 Mantra 9).
When Qazi Mullah came for naming Kabir Saheb, then they opened Quran. But, all letters in the book became 'Kabir-Kabir.' They tried again, still, all the letters were Kabir. Then, they named Him Kabir and went away. In this way, God Kabir named Himself Kabir.
When Kazi came to know that a child had come to Neeru and Neema they came to their home to perform the ritual of ‘Sunnah’. Then Kabir Parmeshwar showed them many Phallus, and they fearfully returned. The account of this divine spectacle performed by Lord Kabir Ji has been mentioned in pious Kabir Sagar.
Moving ahead let us provide evidence from holy scriptures that Kabir is God
Kabir is Almighty God Proof in All Holy Books
God Kabir, Himself comes as His messenger and Himself delivers His sound knowledge (True Tattavgyan). This is also supported by the holy scriptures ie. pious Vedas, pious Quran Sharif, holy Bible, pious Guru Granth Sahib.
- God Kabir Proof in pious Vedas
- God Kabir Proof in pious Quran Sharif
- God is Kabir Proof in the Holy Bible
- God Kabir Proof in pious Guru Granth Sahib
God Kabir Proof in Pious Vedas
It has been clearly depicted in Vedas that KavirDev (Lord Kabir) comes in every Yuga, he doesn't take birth from a mother's womb and his childhood upbringing is done by maiden cows. He attains the position of a poet for teaching Tatvagyan in the form of poems/ Kabir Vani to his beloved souls.
Let us study shreds of evidence in pious Vedas.
- Yajurved Adhyay 29 Mantra 25
- Rigved, Mandal 9, Sukt 96, Mantra 17
- Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 96 Mantra 18
- Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 1 Mantra 9
Yajurved Adhyay 29 Mantra 25
Yajurveda mentions that God Kabir himself appears on this earth to spread his knowledge. His name is mentioned in the Vedas as "Kavir Dev" which is the same as "Kabir"
समिद्धः-अद्य-मनुषः-दुरोणे-देवः-देवान्-यज्-असि- जात-वेदः-आ- च-वह-मित्रामहः-चिकित्वान्-त्वम्-दूतः- कविर्-असि-प्रचेताः। 25 |
Meaning: One, who brings and imparts the healthy/sound knowledge i.e. the true bhakti of the Purna Parmatma who is kind and the real friend of a living being, in the form of a messenger is Himself, Kabir
Rigved, Mandal 9 Sukt 96 Mantra 17
It has been mentioned that Supreme God appears on this earth by acquiring the form of a child and then delivers His pure knowledge (i.e. Tattavgyan) to His followers through (KavirgirbhiH) Kabir Vaani (Speech).
ऋग्वेद मण्डल 9 सूक्त 96 मंत्र 17
शिशुम् जज्ञानम् हर्य तम् मृजन्ति शुम्भन्ति वह्निमरूतः गणेन।
कविर्गीर्भि काव्येना कविर् सन्त् सोमः पवित्राम् अत्येति रेभन्।।17।।
भावार्थ - वेद बोलने वाला ब्रह्म कह रहा है कि विलक्षण मनुष्य के बच्चे के रूप में प्रकट होकर पूर्ण परमात्मा कविर्देव अपने वास्तविक ज्ञानको अपनी कविर्गिभिः अर्थात् कबीर बाणी द्वारा निर्मल ज्ञान अपने हंसात्माओं अर्थात् पुण्यात्मा अनुयाइयों को कवि रूप में कविताओं, लोकोक्तियों के द्वारा सम्बोधन करके अर्थात् उच्चारण करके वर्णन करता है। वह स्वयं सतपुरुष कबीर ही होता है।
Meaning: The narrator of Ved, Kaal-Brahm is saying that Supreme God KavirDev by appearing in the form of an extraordinary human child explains His real, pure knowledge to His ‘Hans’ souls i.e. devout followers through of His Kabir Vaani by addressing i.e. uttering, through poems and proverbs. Because of the absence of this Tattavgyan, not recognizing the God present then, people only consider Him to be a Rishi, Saint, or just a Poet. That God Himself also says that I am Purna Brahm, but based on the lokved (folk knowledge), believing God to be formless, the people do not recognize Him.
Aforesaid, proves God Kabir gave true spiritual knowledge through His speech & became renowned as a Poet.
Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 96 Mantra 18
God Kabir uttered numerous speeches during his tenure on earth which were compiled by one of His disciples "Dharamdas". These are available to us as Kabir Sagar and the Bijak of Kabir. It is a collection of speeches (Banis / Vani) by God Kabir. To the general public, God Kabir was known as a poet and is still known the same way. However, he was God himself. Even this trait of Supreme God has been mentioned in the Vedas in Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 96 Mantra 18.
ऋग्वेद मण्डल 9 सूक्त 96 मंत्र 18
ऋषिमना य ऋषिकृत् स्वर्षाः सहòाणीथः पदवीः कवीनाम्।
तृतीयम् धाम महिषः सिषा सन्त् सोमः विराजमानु राजति स्टुप्।।18।।
भावार्थ - मंत्र 17 में कहा है कि कविर्देव शिशु रूप धारण कर लेता है। लीला करता हुआ बड़ा होता है। कविताओं द्वारा तत्वज्ञान वर्णन करने के कारण कवि की पदवी प्राप्त करता है अर्थात् उसे कवि कहने लग जाते हैं, वास्तव में वह पूर्ण परमात्मा कविर् (कबीर प्रभु) ही है। उसके द्वारा रची अमृतवाणी कबीर वाणी (कविर्गिरः अर्थात् कविर्वाणी) कही जाती है, जो भक्तों के लिए स्वर्ग तुल्य सुखदाई होती है। वही परमात्मा तीसरे मुक्ति धाम अर्थात् सतलोक की स्थापना करके एक गुबंद अर्थात् गुम्बज में सिंहासन पर तेजोमय मानव सदृश शरीर में आकार में विराजमान है।
Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 96 Mantra 18
Rishimna ya rishikrit′ swarshaH sahastraneethH padviH kavinam′ |
Trteeyam′ dhaam mahishH sisha sant′ somH viraajmanu rajti stup′ ||18||
Translation: The narrator of Ved, Kaal-Brahm, is saying that the Supreme God, who coming in the form of an extraordinary child, attains the title of famous poets i.e. plays the role of a saint or a Rishi (sage), the thousands of speeches composed by that God who has appeared as a saint, are provider of happiness equal to that of heaven to the individuals of saintly nature i.e. to devotees. He, who has appeared in form of a Rishi/Saint is Eternal God i.e. SatPurush only; that Complete God, after establishing the very firm Earth of the third lok of salvation i.e. Satyalok, is seated in a saint form in a dome on a high hillock-like throne in the bright material body i.e. in a human-like effulgent body.
Meaning: It is said in Mantra 17 that KavirDev acquires a child form. Then, He grows up while playing a divine act. Because of describing the Tatvgyan (true spiritual knowledge) through poems, He attains the position of a poet (Kavi) i.e. people start calling Him Kavi; in reality, He is Supreme God Kavir (God Kabir) only. The nectar speech composed by Him is known as Kabir Vaani (KavirgirbhiH i.e. Kavir Vaani/ Speech), which is comforting like heaven to the devotees. That same God establishing the third lok of salvation i.e. Satlok is seated in the form in a dome on a high throne in a bright human-like body.
Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 1 Mantra 9
God Kabir is nurtured by Maiden Cows. Vedas provide evidence of the same.
ऋग्वेद मण्डल 9 सूक्त 1 मंत्र 9
अभी इमं अध्न्या उत श्रीणन्ति धेनवः शिशुम्। सोममिन्द्राय पातवे।।9।।
भावार्थ - पूर्ण परमात्मा अमर पुरुष जब लीला करता हुआ बालक रूप धारण करके स्वयं प्रकट होता है उस समय कंवारी गाय अपने आप दूध देती है जिससे उस पूर्ण प्रभु की परवरीष होती है।
Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 1 Mantra 9
Abhi imM adhnya ut shreenanti dhenavH shishum′ Sommindray paatve ||9||
Translation: This Supreme Eternal God, who has especially appeared in child form, is nurtured by a completely maiden cow (who has never been troubled by a bull) for His development through comforts i.e. development of the body through nourishment.
Meaning: When the Supreme Eternal God while performing a divine act, acquiring a child form, appears by Himself, at that time a maiden cow itself gives milk by which Supreme/Complete God is nurtured.
It is further mentioned in Rig Ved Mandal 9, Sukt 94, Mantra 1, that, that God behaves and wanders like a poet and spreads his knowledge via couplets, poems, etc.
Various other qualities of God Kabir have been mentioned in
- Rigved, Mandal 9, Sukt 96, Mantra 19, 20
- Rigved, Mandal 10, Sukt 90, Mantra 3,4,5,15,16
- Yajurved Adhyay 19, Mantra 26, 30
- Yajurved Adhyay 29, Mantra 25
- Samved Sankhya number 359, Adhyay 4 Khand 25, Shlok 8
- Samved Sankhya number 1400, Adhyay 12, Khand 3, Shlok 8
- Atharvaveda Kand number 4, Anuvaak number 1, Mantra 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
For elaboration visit the link Holy Scriptures Also The Witness of The God Kabir
God Kabir Proof in Pious Quran Sharif
Holy Quran Sharif, Surat Furkani 25, Verse 52 to 59. In verse 25:52 it is said that ‘do not agree with infidels because they do not consider Kabir is the supreme god. Believe in the Quran and remain rigid for Allah, praise Allah Kabir’. Also, in verse 25:59 the knowledge giver of Quran Sharif says that Kabir is the Allah who created the whole universe in six days, whatever is between the sky and the earth and sat on the throne on the seventh day, at his eternal place ‘Satlok’. Ask about his worship from some Baakhabar/Dheeranam/ Tatvadarshi saint.
There is also a proof in the Holy Fazal-E-Amal, i.e., Fazail-E-Zikr, Ayat 1 that Kabir is Allah
God is Kabir Proof In Holy Bible
- The Holy Bible also says that Kabir God is in form, and he is not formless.
- Holy Bible Genesis, 6th day of creation 1:26, 1:27. In the Bible itself chapter 3 3:8, 3:9, 3:10 proves that God is in form. In Bible Genesis, 18:1 Lord appeared to Abraham which proves that God is in form.
- Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB), Iyov 36:5- See, EI is Kabir, and despiseth not any; He is Kabir in ko'ach lev (strength of understanding).
Also read- Supreme God in Christianity
God Kabir Proof in Pious Guru Granth Sahib
- In Guru Granth Sahib there is proof that Kabir is the only God who nurtures the whole universe. He is in the form and has played the role of a weaver in Kashi, U.P. when He descended 600 years ago.
- Evidence is also in SGGS page 24, Raag Siri, Mehla 1, Shabad no. 29; GGS page 721, Mehla 1. And in few portions of SGGS, Raag Asavari, Mehla 1
For deep elaboration do visit Supreme God In Holy Book Guru Granth Sahib (Sikhism)
Who was the Guru of Lord Kabir?
The importance of Guru is significant in the path of salvation, which Kabir Sahib has told in his preachings. Therefore, Lord Kabir Ji acquired Swami Ramanand Ji as his religious guru. Pandit Swami Ramanand Ji was a learned person. He was considered to be deeply-versed in Vedas and Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
- God Kabir Acquired Two Forms in Swami Ramanand Ji’s Ashram
- Revealing Swami Ramanand Ji’s Secret Thought
- Swami Ramanand Ji's Visit to Satlok
When God Kabir (KavirDev) turned five in His leelamay body (a disguise to perform wondrous acts at will), at that time to maintain Guru Maryada (the custom of acquiring a Guru), He did a Leela (divine act). He, acquiring the appearance of a 2½- year-old child, before dawn in the darkness, laid down on the steps of Panch-Ganga Ghaat- Kashi, where Swami Ramanand Ji used to go daily to bathe. At that time, Shri Ramanand Ji was 104 years old. He had stopped the pretentious way of worship which other Pandits had started in Kaashi. Ramanand Ji used to advocate worship according to the scriptures and used to hold his 52 courts in the entire Kaashi. Ramanand Ji used to preach worship based on the injunctions of Holy Gita Ji and Holy Vedas. He used to give Jaap of ‘OM’ Naam.
That day also, when he went to Panch-Ganga Ghaat for bathing, at that time Kabir Sahib was lying on the steps. In the darkness of the Brahm-muhurat (moments just before sunrise) Ramanand Ji failed to see Kabir Sahib. The sandal of Ramanand Ji’s feet hit Kabir Sahib’s head. KavirDev started crying like a child. Ramanand Ji bent down quickly to find out if the child was hurt and lifted him affectionately. At that moment the kanthi (garland) in Ramanand Ji’s neck came out and was put in Parmeshwar KavirDev’s neck. Ramanand Ji said, “Son, say ‘Ram-Ram’. All miseries are removed by Ram’s Naam; son, say Ram-Ram”, and kept his hand over Kabir Sahib’s head. Kabir Sahib in a child form became quiet. Then Ramanand Ji started taking bath and thought that I will take the child to Ashram. And will send him to whosoever he belongs. After taking bath, Ramanand Ji saw that the child was not there. Kabir Sahib disappeared from there and came into his hut. Ramanand Ji thought that the child must have gone away, now where shall I look for him?
Important: At the age of only five years, Kabir Sahib accepted swami Ramanand Ji as his spiritual Guru (this spectacle was for the people of the world). In reality, Kabir Sahib was the guru of Ramanand Ji.
God Kabir Acquired Two Forms in Swami Ramanand Ji’s Ashram
One day, a disciple of Swami Ramanand Ji was delivering discourse somewhere. Kabir Sahib went there. That Rishi Ji (sage) was narrating the tale of Shri Vishnu Purana. He was saying that God Vishnu is the creator of the entire nature, he is the sustainer. He only is the Supreme Power who came as an incarnation in Ram and Krishna form; he is unborn; Shri Vishnu Ji does not have any mother-father. Kavirishwar (Kavir God) listened to the whole account. After the Satsang, Kabir Parmeshwar said, “Rishi Ji, can I ask you a question?” Rishi Ji said, “Yes son! Ask.” Hundreds of devotees were present there. KavirDev said that you were delivering the discourse from Vishnu Puran that Shri Vishnu Ji is a Supreme Power; Brahma and Shiv have originated from him. Rishi Ji said that whatever I narrate, the same is written in Vishnu Puran. Kabir Sahib said that Rishi Ji, I have requested you to dispel my doubt, please do not get agitated. One day I had listened to Shiv Puran. In that, that greatman was narrating that Vishnu and Brahma have originated from God Shiv. (Evidence: Holy Shiv Puran, Rudra Sanhita, Adhyay 6 and 7, Published from Gita Press Gorakhpur).
In Devi Bhagwat’s third Skand, it has been written that the Goddess Durga is the mother of these three, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiv. These three Gods are mortal, are not eternal. Rishi Ji was without an answer. Being angry, said, “Who are you? Whose son are you?” Even before Kabir Sahib could say anything, other devotees started saying that he is the son of that weaver Neeru. The disciple of Swami Ramanand Ji said that how come you are wearing a kanthi in your neck? (The Vaishnu Sadhus wear a garland of one bead of basil/tulsi; it is evident from that, that these have taken initiation from Vishnu-succession.) Who is your Gurudev? Kabir Sahib said that my Gurudev is the same as yours. That Rishi became very angry and said, “Oh fool! You, son of a low-caste weaver, are addressing my Gurudev as yours. You, son of a weaver! He does not even see inferior people like you and you are saying that you have taken Naam (initiation) from him! See, devotees, he is a liar, a fraud. I will go to Gurudev just now and will tell your whole story to him. You, child of a low-caste, insult our Guru Ji.” Kaviragni said, “Alright, tell Guru Ji.” That Rishi Ji went and told Shri Ramanand Ji, “Gurudev, there is a boy of a lower caste. He has disgraced us. He says that Swami Ramanand Ji is my Gurudev. “Oh Bhagwan! It has become difficult for us to go out.” Swami Ramanand Ji said, “Call him tomorrow morning. Just see how much I will punish him tomorrow in front of you.”
Revealing Swami Ramanand Ji’s Secret Thought
At the time, when Ramanand Ji was not accepting Kabir Sahib as a god, then Kabir Sahib told him about the thought of his mind while he was worshipping his favored deity Lord Vishnu Ji, while he was meditating.
Let us know in detail what happened at that time?.
The next day early morning, ten ignorant men captured God Kabir and presented him before Shri Ramanand Ji. To show that I do not even look at people of low-caste, he was telling a lie that he has taken initiation from me, Ramanand Ji drew a curtain in front of him at the door of his hut. Ramanand Ji asked from behind the curtain that who are you and what is your caste?
God Kabir said —If you are asking my caste, then I am Jagatguru (in Vedas, it is written that God Kabir is the Jagatguru who imparts true spiritual knowledge to the entire creation). What is my Panth (path)? (The path to which God do I show?) My Panth is that of Parmeshwar. I have come to show the path to that Supreme Power i.e. Parmeshwar who is the Creator of the infinite crore Universes and is the Sustainer; who has been referred to by the names KavirDev, Kaviragni, etc in the Vedas.
Ramanand Ji thought, "I will deal with him later. Let me first complete my daily spiritual practice." He used to close eyes and perform arbitrary worship, in which he used to bathe the idol of Krishna Ji, decorate it, and offer food. That day, he crowned Krishna Ji but forgot to put Mala. Swami Ji repented a lot. Now, it couldn't be uncrowned and without removing crown, how could he put Mala in its neck. In both the situation, the worship would terminate. Then, God Kabir standing behind the curtain reading Swami Ji's mind, said, "Swami Ji open the knot of Mala and put it around the neck". Then, Ramanand Ji thought, "How did this Child know my mental practice?" He, leaving that worship, removed the curtain and embraced God Kabir in front of everyone.
Then Swami Ramanand Ji said, “Why did you tell a lie?” Kabir Sahib said, “Which lie, Swami Ji?” Swami Ramanand Ji said, “You were saying that you have taken Naam (initiation) from me. When did you take updesh (initiation) from me?” Kabir Sahib replied, “Once, you had gone to Panch-Ganga Ghaat for bathing. I was lying over there. The khadaau of your feet had hit my head, then you had said that son, say Ram-Ram.” Ramanand Ji said, “Yes, now I remember something. But that was a very small child (because at that time 5-year-old children used to grow up quite a lot, and there was a double difference between the bodies of a 5-year-old child and a 2½-years-old child).” Kabir Sahib said, “Swami Ji, look, was I like this?” He was also standing in front of Swami Ji, and acquiring another appearance of a 2½-year-old child sat down on a cot of a servant laid there.” Now Ramanand Ji looked six times on one side and six times on the other. Then rubbing his eyes saw again if his eyes were misleading him. In this way, while he was seeing, the smaller form of Kabir Sahib rose and vanished into Kabir Sahib’s bigger 5-year-old form. Now, only Kabir Sahib in 5-year-old form was standing there.
Then Ramanand Ji said, “My doubt is dispelled. “Oh Parmeshwar! How can we recognize you? You are standing in such a caste and attire. We ignorant living beings argued with you and became guilty, please forgive us, Purna Parmeshwar KavirDev, I am your ignorant child.”
Kabir Sahib (KavirDev/God Kabir) asked Swami Ramanand Ji, “Swami Ji, what pooja do you do?” Swami Ramanand Ji said, “I do sadhana according to the Vedas and Gita Ji.”
Kabir Sahib asked, “Where will you go on the basis of the Vedas and Gita.” Swami Ramanand Ji said, “I shall go to heaven.” Kabir Sahib asked, “What will you do in heaven, Daata?” Ramanand Ji replied, “There is dearest God Vishnu Ji. I will attain his audience every day, and there are rivers of milk there, there is no worry, no tension there; I shall live there happily. Kabir Sahib asked, “Swami Ji, for how many years will you live in heaven?” (Ramanand Ji was a learned man and had knowledge. He understood within two minutes.)
Swami Ji said, “Whatever my earnings of bhakti will be, I will live accordingly.” Kabir Sahib said, “Swami Ji, you have done this sadhana infinite times. One can not be liberated by this. You want to go to heaven lok by doing sadhana of Shri Vishnu Ji. Those worshippers who by doing Brahm-sadhana go to Brahmlok, they too remain in the cycle of birth-death because one-day Mahaswarg (Great heaven) which is built in Brahmlok will also get destroyed. Gita Ji’s Adhyay 8 Shlok 16, states this.” Swami Ramanand Ji was a learned man. The shlokas were at his fingertips. Swami Ramanand Ji said, “You are right; this only is written.” Kabir Sahib said, “Tell me then where will you live, Gurudev?” Ramanand Ji was forced to think. Parmeshwar Kabir Ji asked, “Swami Ji, who narrated the knowledge of Gita Ji.” Swami Ramanand Ji replied, “Shri Krishna Ji did.” Parmeshwar Kabir Ji said, “Swami Ji, in Sanskrit Mahabharat Khand Two (page no 1531-old one and 667-new one), it has been written that Shri Krishna Ji is saying to Arjun, “now I do not remember that knowledge of Gita; I can not narrate it again.” Parmeshwar Kabir Sahib gave all the shreds of evidence.
Swami Ramanand Ji's Visit to Satlok
Kabir Saheb explained the true spiritual knowledge to him. Then Kabir Sahib took him to his real place, the eternal world ‘Satlok’. He made him familiar with the situation of three gods Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Heaven, and other regions as well.
Let us deeply study the true account of Swami Ramanand Ji’s visit to Satlok.
Kabir Sahib asked that how do you do sadhana? Swami Ramanand Ji replied that I have accomplished my whole body. By the practice of yog, I, passing through the lotuses within, reach Trikuti (Triveni). Kabir Sahib said that you may reach Trivaini once. When Ramanand Ji entered into a state of meditation (because it was his daily practice), there are three paths after reaching Triveni. On entering the Brahmlok built in every Brahmand, three paths arise. Likewise, beyond the twenty Brahmands, there is a similar arrangement in the twenty-first Brahmand. One way goes to the three secret places built in Brahmlok ahead, where Jyoti Niranjan lives in three forms. The Brahmrandhr ahead will not open by this Naam of yours. This Brahmrandhr too will open by Satnaam. Kabir Sahib uttered His Satnaam through breaths, the front door opened up. Kabir Sahib said, “Now I will show you Kaal God whom you call formless; who says in Gita that I will eat everyone. Arjun! I never grant audience to anyone, I never appear before anyone.” Kabir Sahib said, “Now I will make you see him with your eyes.” First of all, showed Brahm (Kaal) in the secret places in Brahmlok built in one Brahmand; he was in Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiv form. Then exiting from the door which crosses Brahmlok, took to the twenty-first Brahmand. Brahm (Kaal) also keeps an eye on the path which extends beyond Brahmlok, which is above the Jata Kundali Sarover (lake) so that no one should escape. The last lok of twenty-one Brahmands is Kaal-Brahm’s (Kshar Purush) personal place. There he is sitting in the same dreadful appearance which is his actual form.
Kabir Sahib said, “See, your formless God is sitting there; whom you call formless.” (Because the yogis did sadhana by ‘OM’ Naam based on the Vedas; but did not achieve God, they merely attained supernatural powers, went to heaven, to great heaven, then became animals. Therefore, everybody has accepted him to be formless that he is not visible, whereas it is written in Vedas that God is in form. When approached Kaal ahead, then Kabir Sahib uttered Satnaam (Two-word salvation mantra) along with Saarnaam (evidence in Gita Chapter 17 Verse 23- ‘OM-Tat-Sat’; indicative). At that very moment, Kaal’s head bent down. Above Kaal’s head is that door through which one goes to Satlok and enters the lok of ParBrahm. After that, one Bhanvar cave starts. (There is also one Bhanvar cave in Kaal’s lok.) Kabir Sahib Ji’s ‘Hans’ (flawless devotees) go up by stepping on Kaal’s head. This Kaal acts as his stair.
After crossing the lok of ParBrahm, Kabir Sahib took the soul of Shri Ramanand Ji to Satlok. (There is also a Bhanvar cave there.) On going to Satlok, Shri Ramanand Ji saw that Kabir Sahib (KavirDev) is sitting in His actual form. There is so much brightness in Kabir Sahib there as if in one hair follicle, there is more brightness than the combined light (but there is no warmth) of crore suns and crore moons. On going there Kabir Sahib started moving whisk on His own another form. Shri Ramanand Ji thought that this is God and this Kabir might be some servant here, but the lok is different from all. God is very effulgent. He is thinking all this, with that, the effulgent form of God stood up and Kabir Sahib in the form of the five-year-old child sat down on the throne. The actual visible effulgent form of God started moving whisk on Kabir Sahib in child form. Thereafter Kabir Sahib’s effulgent form vanished into Kabir Sahib in the child form. And Kabir Sahib is sitting on the throne only in the form of the five-year-old child; the whisk is moving itself.
After that, God Kabir Saheb sent Ramanand Ji’s soul back into his body. His meditation broke; saw in front of him that Kabir Sahib is sitting in the form of a five-year-old child. At that time, Swami Ramanand Ji said ‘Oh Parmeshwar! Oh Kabir Parmatma! Oh Kabir Kartaar (Creator of the entire nature)! You alone are Omnipresent Complete God. ”Oh God Kabir! You are in both the places, in Satyalok as well as in front of me and making two forms from one, have come here for us insignificant living beings.
Ramanand Ji, a 104-year-old great man is saying to 5-year-old Kabir Parmeshwar that I, your Das (servant), have become liberated and the wandering of my mind has ended. I have obtained sight of God’s actual appearance. Oh Purna Parmatma Kabir Sahib (KavirDev)! All the four Holy Vedas and Holy Gita Ji are only glorifying your praises.
Moving ahead, we will read the true account of a few great men whom God Kabir Saheb met.
God Kabir’s Audience to Great Men
Almighty God Kabir appeared to many great souls and explained to them the creation of the universe, imparted true spiritual knowledge, and also took them to his place Satlok. Who were they to whom Almighty Kabir appeared?
- Respected Dharamdas Ji
- Respected Garibdas Ji Maharaj
- Respected Guru Nanak Dev Ji
- Respected Sant Dadu Das Ji
- Respected Gheesadas Saheb Ji
- Respected Sant Malook Das Ji
- Respected Swami Ramanand Ji
Kabir Sahib and Dharam Das Ji
Dharamdas Ji Maharaj was from Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh. Dharamdas Ji used to do arbitrary worship which was against holy scriptures. Kabir God met him and told him facts about the holy scriptures, about who is supreme god? and what is true spiritual knowledge?. Listening to the words of Almighty Kabir, Dharamdas Ji was shocked to know the real spiritual knowledge. Lord Kabir took him to the immortal world ‘Sachkhand-Satlok’ where lord Kabir resides. After coming back Dharamdas Ji scripted everything as witnessed. He wrote various speeches of Almighty Kabir in Kabir Sagar, Kabir Beejak, Kabir Saakhi as eye-witnesses. Kabir Sagar states the conversation between Dharamdas Ji and Almighty Kabir. Lord Kabir is the supreme god who comes on the earth and in his nectar speech he tells about the real spiritual knowledge to his beloved souls.
Evidence in the speech of Dharamdas Ji-
Aaj mohe darshan diyo ji kabir
Satlok se chalkar aaye, kaatan jam ki janjeer ||1||
Thaare darshan se mhare paap katat hain, nirmal hove ji sharir ||2||
Amrit bhojan mhare satguru jeemaen, shabd doodh ki kheer ||3||
Hinduo ke tum dev kahaye, Musalmaan ke peer ||4||
Dono deen ka jhagada chhid gaya, toh na paaya sharir ||5||
Dharamdas ki arj gosaain, beda lagayio parle teer ||6||
Kabir Sahib and Garibdas Ji Maharaj
Garibdas Ji Maharaj from village Chhudani, district Jhajjar, Haryana is the saint of Twelfth Panth of Kabir Panth. Lord Kabir Ji met him in 1727 A.D. when Garibdas Ji was only 10 years old and went to the field for cattle grazing. Lord Kabir Ji met Garibdas Ji as Zinda Mahatma took him to ‘Satlok’ and explained real philosophy, then brought him back. Lord Kabir Ji gave the name initiation to Garibdas Ji Maharaj. Then with the grace of lord Kabir Ji, Sant Garibdas Ji Maharaj wrote a Sat Granth where he glorifies the divine knowledge he got from Kabir Sahib.
Garibdas Ji Maharaj glorifies in his nectar speech about Satlok and Param Akshar Brahm ie. Almighty Kabir
1) Ham sultaani Nanak taare, dadu ko Updesh diya |
Jati julaha bhed na paaya, kaashi maahi Kabir hua ||
2) Gaibi khyaal bisaal satguru, achal digambar theer hain |
Bhakti hetu kaya dhar aaye avigat sat Kabir hain |
Nanak dadu, agam agaadhu , teri jahaj khevat sahi |
Sukh saagar ke hans aaye, bhakti hirambar ur dhari |
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Kabir Sahib and Guru Nanak Ji
Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in Lahore in 1469 in village Talwandi, district Lahore, now in West Pakistan. Lord Kabir Ji met Guru Nanak Ji at river Bein when he had gone for a bath as per his daily routine. One day when he dove for a bath and he did not come out, people assumed he had drowned and died. But actually, lord Kabir met him and took his dearest soul to ‘Satlok’. Almighty Kabir introduced his dearest soul, Guru Nanak Ji, to the state of the whole universe. He imparted him the great spiritual knowledge and brought him back to Earth after telling him that He ie. Kabir Sahib had taken incarnation in Kashi as Tatvadarshi Sant and is playing divine spectacle in the form of a weaver.
Guru Nanak Ji glorifies Kabir Sahib in his sacred speech
Fahi surat Maluki wes, uh thagwada thagi des |
Khara siyana bahuta bhaar, Dhanak roop raha kartaar||
- Guru Granth Sahib, Raag Siri, Mahla 1
Hakka kabir kareem tu , be-aib parvardigar |
Nanak bugoyad janu tura, tere chaakran paakhaak||
- Guru Granth Sahib, Amrit wani, Mahla 1
Briefly described in the link - Respected Nanak Sahib Ji Witness Kabir God
Kabir Sahib and Sant Dadu Ji
Respected Dadu Sahib witnessed Kabir Sahib. Kabir Sahib took him to Satlok and introduced him to his real philosophy. For three days Dadu Sahib remained in an unconscious state on the earth. When lord Kabir Ji sent his soul back to earth then Dadu Ji who got familiar with true spiritual knowledge glorified Satpurush Kabir in his poems.
Jin moku nij naam diya, soi satguru hamar |
Dadu dusra koi nahi kabir sirjanhaar ||
Dadu naam kabir ki jo koi leve oat |
Tako kabahu lage nahi kaal vajra ki choot ||
Kehari naam kabir hai visham kaal gajraj |
Dadu bhajan prataap se bhage sunat aawaj ||
Ab ho teri sab mite janm maran ki peer |
Shawas uswas sumar le dadu naam kabir ||
Kabir Sahib and Sant Malook Das Ji
Respected Malook Das Ji is also a witness to Param Akshar Bramh- Kabir Sahib. He also had the privilege of visiting ‘Satlok’. He remained unconscious on earth for two days. When Malook Das Ji’s soul came back after seeing ‘Sachkhand’ he glorifies Kabir Sahib through the following speech -
Japo re man Sahib naam kabir
Ek samay guru murli bajayi, kalindi ke teer |
Sur nar munijan thakat bhaye the, ruk gaya jamna neer || japo re man....
Kashi taj guru magahar aaye, dono deen ke peer|
Koi gaade koi agni jalave, dhoondh na paya sharir || japo re man.....
Char daag se satguru nyara , ajaro amar shareer |
Das Maluk salook kahat hai, khojo khasam kabir || japo re man....
Miracles of Almighty God Kabir Sahib
Lord Kabir himself comes and spreads his real spiritual knowledge that is Tatvagyan. Lord Kabir through poems, verses, couplets teaches his spiritual knowledge but ignorant souls do not understand. He performed miracles in front of thousands of people that are well described in Kabir Sagar.
Lord Kabir cured the illness of the Muslim ruler Sikander Lodhi. His religious guru Sheikh Taqi was jealous of lord Kabir since the ruler glorifies him because of his powers and knowledge. Many times Sheikh Taqi tried to embarrass Kabir Ji in many ways but all in vain. Kabir God has twice raised the dead who were named 'Kamal and Kamali'. Everyone except Sheikh Taqi identified that Kabir Ji is no ordinary man. He is powerful but arrogant Sheikh Taqi’s wickedness continued.
Once Sheikh Taqi out of jealousy hoisted a rumor that Kabir Sahib is going to organize a grand feast (Bhandara). Then Kabir God, who was playing the role of a poor weaver, hosted Bhandara for 18 lakh people and donated Mohar of 10 grams of gold to each and a blanket (dohar). God Kabir Ji did this Bhandara in Kashi. This is scripted as proof in history and is an example of Kabir Sahib's divine spectacle.
Lord Kabir’s Death - A Mystery
Often it is asked when and how did Kabir Ji die? Actually, Kabir Sahib did not die. As written in Vedas Supreme God never takes birth or dies. As pre-decided, when the time arrived for God to leave to his divine abode, Kabir Sahib came to Maghar from Kashi to remove the myth that a true worshipper may die anywhere he will attain God. The place does not matter rather the dedication to God is of utmost importance to attain salvation.
All their disciples had gathered who were from both Hindu and Muslim religions. The Muslim ruler Bijli Khan Pathan and Hindu King Vir Singh Baghel were also amongst them, who were all set for the war to receive the body of lord Kabir. They wanted to perform the last rites of their Gurudev according to their religious way. Lord Kabir Ji strictly told them not to fight for his body, rather live peacefully. Then a sheet was laid on the ground on which Kabir Sahib laid and covered himself with another sheet. After some time, Kabir God made an Akashvani and said that he is going to ‘Satlok’ from where he has come in his whole body. Kabir Ji’s dead body was not found under the sheet, instead only fragrant flowers were found. Kabir Sahib ordered Hindus and Muslims not to fight and live in harmony. Both Hindus and Muslims distributed flowers among themselves and made a monument which is still present in Maghar and devotees worship.
This is how God Kabir averted the situation of war and left from Maghar to ‘Satlok’ in the whole body.
Identification of A Complete Tatvadarshi Saint
How to identify whether one is a complete Tatvadarshi saint?.
Signs of a complete saint are explained in our holy books, i.e. in holy Srimad Bhagavad Gita, pious Vedas, pious Quran Sharif, holy Bible, pious Guru Granth Sahib.
Geeta Chapter 15 Shloka 1 and 4 tells, 'one who will explain the upside-down hanging world-like tree along with all its divisions according to Vedas is the enlightened saint. In Geeta chapter 17 Shloka 23 it is said ‘the Tatvadarshi sant will complete the name initiation process in three times’ ‘OM-Tat-Sat’ (indicative) mantras.
In Yajurved Adhyay 19, Mantra 25, 26 says that a Tatvadarshi sant will explain the deciphering of Shastras/ Religious books.
In Kabir Sagar, Bodh Sagar, chapter Jiv Dharm Bodh the signs of a complete saint are given.
Samved number 822, Adhyay 3, Khand 5, Shlok 8 qualities of a Tatvadarshi saint are described.
In Guru Granth Sahib the evidence is given.
"Je tu padhya pandit bin dui akhar dui navaan, pranvat nanak ek langhave je kar sach samavaan"
In Quran Sharif, Surat Furkan 25:59, the Knowledge giver asks to seek Bakhabar who will introduce worship to attain Allah.
Visit the link to study in detail identification of a complete true saint.
The Incarnation of Lord Kabir in Kaliyuga
As described in the Vedas, Lord Kabir comes with different names in every yuga/ era such as he appeared by the name Sat Sukrat in Satyug, as sage Munindra in Treta Yuga, as Karunamayi in Dwaparyug, and Kaliyuga he came with his original name Kabir 600 years ago. It is mentioned in Rigveda, Sukt 96, Mantra 17 that the Supreme god grows up playing divine spectacle and describes Tatvagyan (true spiritual knowledge) in the form of poems and verses and attains the position of a poet.
Lord Kabir is Present Even Today!- Kabir Sahib remains present as a metaphysical (Tatvadarshi) saint. Today, he has come in the personification of Jagatguru Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj. This is the advice to all that Identify God and get your welfare done by taking His refuge.
All shreds of evidence about the identification of a complete saint indicate Jagatguru Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj is the same enlightened saint. He is a complete and ideal spiritual saint with rational spiritual theory. Take refuge and make your life a success.